WANGARATTA star Michael Newton is on track to kick 100 goals for the first time in his glittering career.
Newton has booted 25 goals in the opening month to average just over six goals.
The prolific goalkicker's previous highest was 81 goals last season when he collected his first Doug Strang Medal.
Newton said his main focus this season was avenging the Magpies' grand final loss to Albury.
"Individual honours are good but my main focus is to get revenge for missing out on the flag last year," Newton said.
"If we win the flag and I happen to kick some goals along the way, yeah that would be a good result.
"If I could crack the 100 it would be an achievement but I'm definitely looking to win that flag first and foremost."
Individual honours are good but my main focus is to get revenge for missing out on the flag last year.Michael Newton
Given the lop-sided nature of the competition, it appears the biggest hurdle to Newton cracking the ton is injury.
The sharpshooter has been plagued by soft tissue injuries throughout his decorated career.
Newton conceded this season presented a golden opportunity to join star forwards Josh Mellington, Brendan Fevola and Pat Rose as centurion goalkickers of the past decade.
"The delivery from our midfield is first rate so I won't be able to use that as an excuse," he said.
"But my goalkicking has been a bit wayward of late.
"I kicked 8.9 against North Albury and I think I've kicked 25.20 so far.
"So I'm shooting myself in the foot a little bit there but luckily we have still been winning."
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